Inception (2010)

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Your mind is the scene of the crime.

Directed By Christopher Nolan Christopher Nolan Starring Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Ken Watanabe Ken Watanabe  •  Elliot Page Elliot Page  •  Marion Cotillard Marion Cotillard Genres Action Thriller  •  Action  •  Caper  •  Cyberpunk / Tech Noir  •  Mindbender  •  Psychological Sci-Fi  •  Sci-Fi Action  •  Science Fiction  •  Thriller Studios &
Golden Globe Nominated  •  Academy Award Nominated  •  Academy Award Best Picture Nominated  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Legendary Pictures  •  Academy Award Best Cinematography Winning  •  Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Nominated  •  BAFTA Award for Best Film Nominated  •  Academy Award Best Cinematography Nominated  •  Academy Award for Best Production Design Nominated  •  Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film Nominated  •  Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film Winning  •  MTV Movie Award for Best Movie Nominated  •  Complex's 100 Best Movies Of The Complex Decade  •  Time Out: London's 100 Best Sci-Fi Movies  •  Empire Award for Best Film Winning  •  Indiewire's 100 Best Movies of the 2010s
Release Info 2010-07-08T00:00:00Z July 8, 2010
Color  •  148 minutes PG13 Rated PG13
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Comments (51)


JRM on 12/13/2010 Reply  · 

Saw this movie twice in theaters, and now I own it -- Still can't get enough.

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smachado22 on 12/30/2010 Reply  · 

absolutely love it.

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Shockt327 on 1/29/2011 Reply  · 

#2 global ranking (behind another Nolan film no less)? That's a stretch.

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ozfinger on 3/16/2011 Reply  · 

#2 really!?!? Shouldn't be in the top 100

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patrician on 5/22/2011 Reply  · 


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NickSomething on 7/22/2011 Reply  · 

#2 of all-time? really?

It's a great movie, but..... of all time?

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beleaf on 8/16/2011 Reply  · 

Love this movie.

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dunninrg on 9/18/2011 Reply  · 

I had a dream about this bloke, who was having a dream about someone having a dream about someone having a dream.... who on Earth dreamt this one up! Quality film! More please!

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JTmovieman on 9/27/2011 Reply  · 

One of the few films I saw more than once in theaters (I think I saw this six times). I love everything about it. The script, acting, direction, emotion, music...just perfection.

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Mavi on 1/2/2012 Reply  · 

How is this anywhere near the 100 greatest???

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dermeister on 1/5/2012 Reply  · 

This thing is totally overrated. It was an OK movie, but near top of the all time charts? Madness.

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AverageMovieBuff on 4/20/2015 Reply  · 

I agree. It is entertaining up until it gets to the third act and drags way too much at the action scenes. The action wasn't that great either, really. Standard action scenes, acting was fine, everything was fine. Nothing really exceptional by any means.

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riffdog on 4/21/2012 Reply  · 

This is my #1 almost awesome of all time. There was so much matirial that they could of gotten into about what dreams are and instead wasted are time with a stupid snow fortress attack.

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SquareMaster316 on 2/6/2013 Reply  · 

"I need to see my kids again" There are numerous ways one can look at this statement. - The fact that the children's faces are not revealed until the final scene of the film (one of the theories of the film) indicates that if it was all a dream and Cob's subconscious was not allowing him to see their faces until he knew, or at least accepted, that they were real. In this case, seeing them indicates an internal struggle to allow himself to see them and accept them. - An alternative theory is the more literal one, where he wants to physically get home to America and be with his kids again. Some argue why he couldn't just fly the kids to him. Putting aside the numerous plot holes that would form if the movie had taken that direction (Getting Mal's mother to agree to sign the papers allowing them to fly, the fact that they could trace them to Cobb's location), what kind of father would want his kids to be raised in a world where their lives are constantly in danger and they have to run from authorities and hit-men all the time? Which leads to the underlying theme of the film... - "I want to see my kids" is a metaphor for "I want the nightmare to be over". Whether Cobb's life of being hired by shifty organizations and running from authorities/hitmen is a dream or reality, he just wants it to end; he wants to have a normal life. He wants to see his kids without all of that baggage. The rich, phenomenally layered film just works on so many sensational levels and gets better with each viewing.

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MasterRater on 9/20/2014 Reply  · 

Next time, it would be okay with a spoiler tag, lad

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AverageMovieBuff on 4/20/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah... Maybe you're looking to deeply into it. I think maybe the statement should be taken literally rather than metaphorically. Also, what you deciphered from the statement is kind of self-explanatory. You didn't really give me anything to speculate over, nice try though.

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Crapbaskets123 on 8/19/2022 Reply  · 

I feel like you're trying to overanalyze a simple line of dialogue. Cobb is trying to get back to reality, but keeps getting pulled down to Mal, hence why she keeps sabotaging his missions.

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rudraksha on 2/10/2013 Reply  · 

best movie of decade awesome

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julinona on 5/22/2013 Reply  · 

Best film of the century.

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Caesar on 3/24/2013 Reply  · 

Inception is the kind of ambitious, challenging movie that we rarely get to enjoy nowadays. It's EASILY one of the best films of the current decade.

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Crackanigga on 3/25/2013 Reply  · 

It should be higher than the Matrix and The Dark Knight and so should all three LOTR movies! However, The Matrix and The Dark Knight are in their rightful spots. The Dark Knight deserves to be #33 and The Matrix deserves to be #40!

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robmoviefilms13 on 4/3/2013 Reply  · 

One of the most stylish heist films of all time.

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JC13 on 5/29/2013 Reply  · 

My favorite film of all time.

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cheesydog1 on 4/13/2014 Reply  · 

Mind Bending

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Nononsense on 7/23/2014 Reply  · 

A stunning achievement for Nolan. My second favorite from him behind Memento.

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alexbernstine on 1/8/2015 Reply  · 

This is such an intense film. It's my personal favorite because it stands out from the crowd in so many different aspects. First, Wally Pfister's cinematography is unparalleled. He captures a truly beautiful film. (Seriously, watch this movie simply for angles, camera movement, etc. It's incredibly perfect.) Second, the score builds so much tension. I bought the entire soundtrack because it's so emotional and powerful. Hans Zimmer is one of the greatest music producers of all time. Third, the storyline is simply insane. Christopher Nolan had so much going on I couldn't do anything but be mesmerized. Also, the rotating hallway scene is unprecedented in the way it's used here. This movie relied heavily on actual special effects instead of silly CGI garbage. Once all of the incredible aspects of this movie are tied together, I can't help but be awed and terrified at the same time. Great film.

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AverageMovieBuff on 2/3/2015 Reply  · 

This has elements that are great and some which aren't but most criticism comes from my tendency to nitpick everything. Great Nolan movie, his second best behind Memento.

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Koroy on 4/5/2015 Reply  · 

Positives -

Good story

Good acting

Good ending



dragged during the snow castle sequence

Not as orignal as people say it is

Good movie 7.5 / 10 for me :-)

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Crapbaskets123 on 7/22/2022 Reply  · 

It not being that original isn't a negative, tho

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JeremyDavis on 5/10/2015 Reply  · 

Why does this movie about dreams and consciousness have more action sequences than all his Batman films?
Inception is a few explosions away from being a James Bond film.

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lukiushaufoy on 1/9/2016 Reply  · 

Best film of the decade so far.

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kylorennerolyk on 3/19/2016 Reply  · 

Depp, slick fun.

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TommyDoyle78 on 4/29/2016 Reply  · 

Very good flick, but a bit underwhelming.
Not Nolan worst, but by far not his best.

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PiccoloKing on 10/1/2018 Reply  · 

The first viewing was mind-blowing and it's still great, but I have my doubts if it will stand the test of time.

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qwertyisgod03 on 12/4/2018 Reply  · 

favorite movie of all time

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TheFireRises on 9/2/2019 Reply  · 

One of his best movies imo.

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TommyDoyle2016 on 3/30/2020 Reply  · 

This is thinking man's sci-fi. Won't rank it as one of my favourite movies from last decade, but it is great.

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Rick_34_Blaine on 10/2/2020 Reply  · 

Memento and Inception are Nolan's best.

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thegoatanakin on 12/28/2020 Reply  · 

Masterpiece. Definitely a top 15 movie all time

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ChrisFilm85 on 7/24/2021 Reply  · 

Christopher Nolan's best film. Clever, complex, action-packed and intense. And the Zimmer score is epic. One of my favourite films.

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Antonalvik on 7/14/2022 Reply  · 

An absolute masterpiece. I could watch this movie over and over again. I Love it.

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Crapbaskets123 on 7/22/2022 Reply  · 

Inception absolutely blew my mind when I first saw it, and I thought it may be better than The Dark Knight. But over time, that opinion has been wiped out. Not that the film is bad, but I've had time to see any weakspots or things that don't work as well. Still a technical masterpiece

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JimmyMcGill on 8/27/2022 Reply  · 

A modern cinematic masterpiece.

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Crapbaskets123 on 10/1/2022 Reply  · 

Changed my mind on this one. This movie is brilliant. The story is brilliantly written without any true issues (I know that people have fault with the exposition, but it's very well used), the editing is flawless, cinematography is possibly Nolan's best, the acting is great from the entire cast, the score is among his best, and has one of the best endings in modern cinema.

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durden99 on 10/2/2022 Reply  · 

I used to love it but now it bores me everytime I try. Doesn't hold a candle to TDK, Memento, The Prestige or TDKR

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